TNA Wrestling fired Bubba the Love Sponge on Friday after a verbal confrontation between BTLS and Awesome Kong on the radio. After reading for three days about the compassionate side of Dixie Carter and TNA Wrestling I think I am about ready to vomit.
The firing of Bubba the Love Sponge is the end of a story that started a couple of months ago. I have written numerous blogs on the Awesome Kong vs. BTLS feud so I won’t get into the past too much. Nevertheless, the end came last week when BTLS ambushed former TNA wrestler Awesome Kong on a radio show. BTLS went nuts and did everything from threaten to beat up Kong, challenged her to a fight, and what may was likely his downfall, called her a “black b*tch”. A day after the audio of the incident hit the Internet and You Tube, TNA Wrestling officially parted ways via the TNA Wrestling Facebook page.
Keep in mind that BTLS is probably more hated by pro wrestling fans right now than just about anyone in the business, so he wasn’t going to get much support from wrestling fans. On the one hand, it is a free country and TNA Wrestling can hire or fire anyone they want. As soon as I heard BTLS refer to Kong as a “black b*tch,” my eyes raised and I knew that he just dug his grave. Not that I agree he should be fired for it, but I knew that the comment would give his haters the ammo they needed to put the nail in the coffin. In the grand scheme of things, I don’t know how bad that is since plenty of women of color in rap refer to themselves the same way and wear that badge with honor. Not too mention, TNA Wrestling has a wrestler they call “Black Machismo”, so I really don’t get it why this is such a racist remark to a woman that calls herself, “Awesome Kong.”
Excuse me for also not shedding many tears for Awesome Kong. Here is a woman that has bullied other TNA Knockouts while in TNA Wrestling. Here is a woman that walked up to a non-wrestler and sucker punched him in the TNA Wrestling locker room. I never understood people who get that fired up over someone’s opinion when they disagree with it. Whether you agree with what Bubba the Love Sponge said about Haiti or not, it does not give anyone the right to walk up and punch him in the mouth! BTLS could have easily filed a lawsuit against TNA Wrestling, Dixie Carter, and Awesome Kong and didn’t. Instead, Kong filed a lawsuit and made some very strong accusations towards BTLS which she probably hoped would cost him his job. From everything that I have read about Awesome Kong, she tends to get verbal or physical with the weak and in my world, that makes her a bit of a bully. In pro wrestling, it makes her a hero for attacking public enemy #1. I apologize for not feeling too much sympathy for bullies.
So before we aware Dixie Carter and TNA Wrestling the Lady Bing trophy of wrestling, let’s take a look at the whole picture here. Did Dixie Carter and TNA Wrestling do the right thing? Well, the right thing would be bringing back her old creative team, exiling Hulk Hogan and crew, and moving TNA Impact back to Thursday nights. Firing a controversial radio shock jock for saying something shocking isn’t all that impressive to me.
Update – Listen to the unedited audio of the Bubba-Awesome Kong confrontation online at http://www.btls.com/news/bubba-confronts-awesome-kong.html.
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